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Safety: Eye Protection
October 1, 2023

To borrow from Don McLean’s “American Pie A long, long time ago…” I experimented with wearing contact lenses. Back then, I was a serious runner and did not even own a bicycle. In short order, I gave up on the contacts for a number of reasons. First, I really never… Read More

Coffee Stop Spotlight: Java House
October 1, 2023

  Most PBC cyclists crossing the I-5 bridge into Washington looking for a coffee break would probably find their way to Java House and its friendly owners Cora and Lonnie. From their cafe at the corner of West Evergreen Blvd and Columbia Street in downtown Vancouver, Washington, they have been… Read More

Bike Riding in Mexico
October 1, 2023

On Wednesday, September 13, I attempted to break the world record for the longest distance cycled in one hour on a bicycle from a stationary start. Cyclists attempt this record alone on a velodrome track without other competitors present. Because the time limit is one hour, the distance traveled is… Read More

Safety: Avoid Busy Streets
August 31, 2023

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they start biking is to take the exact same routes they used when they were driving. It’s usually better to take different streets with fewer and slower cars. Sure, cyclists have a right to the road, but that’s a small… Read More

Heads Up!
August 31, 2023

I know it’s not officially awards nomination time (December), but I encourage you to look around now and start thinking about our upcoming Portland Bicycling Club banquet at the end of January 2024. Summer’s warm weather and many activities (e.g., lots of rides, Pioneer Century®, Seattle to Portland Finish Line,… Read More

Coffee Stop Spotlight: Rivertrails Cafe
August 31, 2023

Troutdale’s decorative arch over the Historic Columbia River Parkway announces the quaint town in southeast Multnomah County as the “Gateway to the Gorge.” The main street is flanked on both sides by a mix of restaurants, art galleries, home decor and gift stores, city offices, and coffee… Read More

Your Club at Work
August 31, 2023

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES We have many talented and intelligent members in our club. When they step down from a volunteer position, leaving a vacancy, it can be a little intimidating to imagine ourselves stepping into that role and performing the job as well. Please don’t let your mind go there! You… Read More

Coffee Stop Spotlight: Our Coffee House
July 31, 2023

East county coffee shops are few and far between. There’s just not enough year-round traffic to support coffee shops on the edge of our urban growth boundary. Our Coffee House is in a new shoppette at the corner of SE Lusted and SE 282nd. West of 282nd… Read More